A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 27 December

St John the Apostle and Evangelist (F)

1 John 1:1-4; Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12;
John 20:2-8

God’s friend

If we were to put it in everyday language, we could say John and Jesus were best mates. John was the only one of the apostles that really ‘got it’ about Jesus. They had confidential chats. John was the only apostle there at the crucifixion. Jesus gave his mother into John’s safe-keeping. So, when John went to the tomb, he saw, and he believed. His eyes saw the abandoned burial clothes. His soul saw the resurrection. Because he loved, he believed. Are you God’s friend?

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